David Peace's Red Riding quartet of novels come to Channel Four from Thursday, adapted by Tony Grisoni (who was nominated for a Writers' Guild Award in 2007 for his screenplay for The Lives Of The Saints).
In The Times, Benji Wilson talks to Grisoni about how he approached the task.
Throughout, his screenplays pick out a few small acts of individual heroism from the pervading gloom, and his final film has a coda that Peace’s novel does not — a striking shard of light. “It was an emotional reaction to the material,” he says, with a sigh. “An emotional reaction to two and a half years of being in this inferno that David Peace had constructed. David doesn’t save anyone. Whereas I needed to.”